Dr. Heather Perfetti Ranked on City & State Pennsylvania’s Higher Education Power 100

Heather PerfettiCity & State Pennsylvania has included Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather Perfetti on its 2022 Higher Education Power 100 ranking, recognizing the most powerful educators in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Perfetti was featured as No. 39 on the publication’s list that “recognizes the individuals who are redefining what it means to be a leader in this field.”

39. Heather Perfetti
President, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Of the 500 institutions accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 140 are in Pennsylvania – and all are under the purview of President Heather F. Perfetti. Since taking the helm two years ago, Perfetti has supported constituent schools during a turbulent pandemic period, while at the same time promoting policies to increase diversity and inclusion. Last year, she represented accrediting agencies during student loan negotiations with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education.

The 2022 Higher Education Power 100 list also recognized MSCHE Chair and President of Pennsylvania College of Technology Dr. Davie Gilmour as No. 78. Numerous presidents and other individuals from MSCHE member institutions were also included.

“I am honored to be included among so many leaders in Pennsylvania’s higher education community,” said Dr. Perfetti. “I know that we, and countless others not named, have remained focused on providing quality education for our students and communities within the Commonwealth.”

In 2021, Dr. Perfetti was featured in City & State New York‘s Power 100 list.